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How to Choose Microcontroller Peripherals for Digital Signal Processing Applications
This article continues a discussion of microcontroller features and characteristics that are particularly important when you’re thinking in terms of DSP capabilities.
April 08, 2019
How to Read a Microcontroller Datasheet: Introduction and First Steps
MCU datasheets sometimes present an overwhelming abundance of facts, figures, and specs. This practical, step-by-step guide will help you to identify and extract the information that you need....
April 01, 2019
What Is a Microcontroller? The Defining Characteristics and Architecture of a Common Component
In this article we’ll look at the defining characteristics of these extremely popular ICs, and then we’ll explore the internal architecture....
March 25, 2019
Learn RF Design: Choosing the Right RF Transceiver IC
Learn about integrated circuits that can help you to design customized RF communication systems.
August 10, 2018
What Is Mutual Inductance? A Guide for Circuit Designers
Learn about mutual inductance and how it can influence an engineer’s approach to circuit and system design.
July 06, 2018
How to Select the Cutoff Frequency of Your Low-Pass Filter
This article provides some tips on how to fine-tune the characteristics of a low-pass filter.
June 29, 2018
PCB Layout for a Photovoltaic Power Supply for Microcontroller Circuits
This article discusses the PCB layout for a power-supply circuit that generates a regulated 3.3 V rail from a small solar cell.
June 07, 2018
Schematic Design for a Solar-Powered Charge-Pump Power Supply Circuit
This article discusses a 3.3 V power-supply circuit that is built around an inductorless DC/DC converter and a solar cell.
June 06, 2018
Selecting and Implementing Photovoltaic Cells for Solar-Powered Devices
This article discusses details that will help you choose the right kind of solar cell and successfully incorporate it into your next project....
May 31, 2018
The Circuit Designer’s Guide to Photovoltaic Cells for Solar-Powered Devices
This article presents the equivalent circuit for a solar cell and discusses some implementation details.
May 30, 2018
How to Reduce Power Consumption with Clock Gating
This article will discuss the basic concepts of clock gating and how it can be used to reduce the power consumption of synchronous digital systems....
March 08, 2018
Capacitive Control Panel PCB Design Considerations for TI’s MSP430FR2633 Microcontroller
This article provides a closer look at the PCB design considerations and programming of a custom capacitive touch interface device.
February 07, 2018
Simplify Your Life with an Analog Window Detector
This article, part of AAC’s Analog Circuit Collection, presents a simple yet effective replacement for ADC-based window detection.
February 02, 2018
Keeping Track of Your Biopotential: Maxim’s New Analog Front End for Wearables
Highly integrated ICs such as the MAX30004 can help you to improve the performance and practicality of your wearable designs.
May 30, 2017
Exploring UC Berkeley’s Wearable Sweat Sensor for Monitoring Dehydration
Researchers develop a wearable sensor for detecting important analytes in sweat for monitoring dehydration.
April 17, 2017
Simplified Power Supervision for Portable Devices: A New Battery Management IC from Maxim
There are many integrated circuits that can help you to optimize the performance of battery-powered devices. In this article we’ll take a look at the MAX17055....
April 10, 2017
Introduction to Low-Power Embedded Design
Low power consumption has become an important design goal in many electronic systems. This article introduces essential concepts and techniques....
February 17, 2017
How to Design a Bluetooth Low Energy Circuit with Sensor Technology
Tutorial on designing a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) circuit with the ability to measure 9-axis motion, humidity, and temperature.
October 14, 2016
Creating Novel Linux Controllers for Wearable Devices
Embedded and wearable systems require new ideas for input controller hardware. But older software still expects a keyboard and mouse. How do we bridge the gap without having to write kernel...
October 04, 2016
Understanding Analog-to-Digital Converters: Deciphering Resolution and Sampling Rate
Resolution and sampling rate are two important factors to consider when selecting an analog-to-digital converter (ADC). In order to understand these fully, concepts such as quantisation, and...
November 20, 2015
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